MOVEON ON THE MOVE

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av­er­age on the can­di­dates, this through Satur­day af­ter­noon: Mitt Rom­ney gar­ners 41 per­cent of the GOP vote, down 1 per­cent­age point. Mr. San­to­rum sus­tains 26 per­cent, Mr. Gin­grich 13 per­cent, down 2 per­cent­age points.

Never an or­ga­ni­za­tion to stay idle for long, Moveon.org is ready­ing a na­tional up­ris­ing called “99% Spring.” They’re in ac­tive and melo­dra­matic re­cruit­ment mode for “one of the most au­da­cious train­ing projects in Amer­i­can his­tory,” the 5 mil­lion-mem­ber, mostly pro­gres­sive ac­tivist group says.

“From April 9-15 we will gather across Amer­ica, 100,000 strong, in homes, places of worship, cam­puses and the streets to join to­gether in the work of re­claim­ing our coun­try. We will or­ga­nize train­ings to tell the story of our econ­omy: how we got here, who’s re­spon­si­ble, what a dif­fer­ent fu­ture could look like, and what we can do about it,” the group says in a ral­ly­ing let­ter signed by lead­ers from 40 or­ga­ni­za­tions — from United Auto Work­ers and Green­peace to Pro­gres­sive Democrats of Amer­ica and the Ruckus So­ci­ety.

“This spring we rise! We will re­shape our coun­try with our own hands and feet, bod­ies and hearts. We will take non-vi­o­lent ac­tion in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Gandhi to forge a new destiny one block, one neigh­bor­hood, one city, one state at a time,” the sign­ers pro­claim.

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